NTSB Identification: CHI83LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20336.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 12, 1983 in CALUMETVILLE, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N11454
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

TAIS CESSNA 150 COLLIDED WITH SNOW COVERED TERRAIN WHILE PRACTICING THE RESULTS OF 'GROUND EFFECT'. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED AT FOND DU LAC WI AT 1200 CST ON FEB. 12, 1982. THE PILOT WAS FLYING LOCALLY OVER GREEN LAKE TO LOCATE A COMPANY. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DECIDED TO CHANGE SEATS AND FLY FROM THE RIGHT SEAT. LATER HE DESCENDED OVER A LARGE FROZEN LAKE TO FLY CLOSER TO THE SNOW IN GROUND EFFECT TO 'IMPROVE HIS TECHNIQUE'. THE LANDING GEAR STRUCK THE SNOW COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR AND DAMAGINGTHE PROPELLER. THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP ON THE MAIN GEAR AND THE NOSE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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